06 November 2015

Agent Homeschooling 2015-2016: Week 19

We just wrapped up homeschooling week 19 with Agent E {4th} and Agent J {2nd}. Following is a summary of what we’re studying, reading, and watching at our house. We started the week with a birthday celebration for our littlest Agent {Agent A, who is doing kindergarten this year, although not typically included in these wrap up posts}. We’ve been spending more time outside this week {yay for freakishly warm fall weather in New York!} as well. 

Agent A and his Doc McStuffins cake



What We’re Studying

  • Adding and subtracting hundreds, with carrying and borrowing {mostly Agent J}
  • Multiplication and division {mostly Agent E}
  • Probability
  • Intro to algebra concepts
  • Shel Silverstein
  • Spanish vocabulary
  • Igneous rocks
  • Ancient history ~ 500-400 BCE
  • Elephants {emphasis on African elephants}
  • Charles Darwin
  • Circulatory system
  • Artist biographies {Leonardo da Vinci, Jan Vermeer, Claude Monet}
  • Song of the Unicorn
We took out every book the library had

What We’re Reading {for school}

  • Mystery Math: A First Book of Algebra by David A. Adler
  • That’s a Possibility!: A Book About What Might Happen by Bruce Goldstone
  • Math: A Book You Can Count On by Dan Green
  • Life of Fred: Butterflies by Stanley F. Schmidt
  • P Is for Passport: A World Alphabet by Devin Scillian
  • Various Shel Silverstein selections
  • Rock Collecting by Roma Gans
  • A Rock Is Lively by Dianna Hutts Aston
  • How Do Volcanoes Make Rock? by Ellen Lawrence
  • Theseus and the Minotaur by Warwick Hutton
  • The Woman Outshone the Sun by Alejandro Cruz Martinez
  • The Tale of Rabbit and Coyote by Tony Johnston
  • Too Many Fairies: A Celtic Tale by Margaret Read MacDonald
  • What Do You Believe? by DK Publishing
  • What Mr. Darwin Saw by Mick Manning
  • African Elephants Up Close by Carmen Bredeson
  • Elephant Families by Arthur Dorros
  • Elephant’s Story by Harriet Blackford
  • Elephants of Africa by Gail Gibbons
  • Your Heart by Terri DeGezelle
  • Your Circulatory System Works by Flora Brett
  • 13 Artists Children Should Know by Angela Wenzel
Agent J looking uncharacteristically serious

What the Agents Are Reading {for fun}

  • Sew Zoey: Dressed to Frill by Chloe Taylor
  • Andrew Lost in Uncle Al by J.C. Greenberg
  • Cam Jansen and the Mystery of Flight 54 by David A. Adler
  • Candy Apple: Confessions of a Bitter Secret Santa by Lara Bergen
  • The Cobble Street Cousins: Summer Party by Cynthia Rylant
  • The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer

What We’re Watching

  • Cosmos 
  • The Blue Planet
  • Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab
  • Spanish for Kids {volumes 1 and 2} from Language Tree
  • Tiger: Spy in the Jungle

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